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Dulce de Leche | Bake to the roots

Homemade Dulce de leche

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 150
  • Total Time: 180
  • Yield: 1 1x


Delicious dulce de leche made easy at home – all you have to do is cook it.


  • 1 can (14 oz./400g) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Add the can to a large pot with water (the can should be covered completely) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat do medium-low heat and let simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Check from time to time and add some more hot water if needed. The can should always be covered with water or it might overheat and break/explode.
  2. Use a pair of tongs and remove the can from the water and place on a wire rack. Let cool down completely. CAUTION: Do not open while still hot/warm – the can is under pressure and has to cool down.
  3. The Dulce de leche can be stored in the unopened can up to 3 months, if opened, store in the fridge up to 3 weeks. Warm up to soften before using it.


  • Enjoy cooking!